Care home residents sail away on community canal boat - Ideal Carehomes
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Care home residents sail away on community canal boat

Residents from state-of-the-art care home, Woodland View in Droitwich Spa, were recently invited aboard a canal boat, to enjoy a relaxing day sailing in the sun.

Woodland View opened in October 2021 on The Orchards estate.

The group of residents spent the day aboard the Pamela May 2, the Droitwich Spa Community Canal Boat. They shared stories of their youth over a delicious cream tea.

Edna ‘Noddy’ Warner, who turned 100 earlier this year, especially enjoyed reminiscing about family holidays on the Thames. Noddy had the group in stitches when she said, ‘I could walk faster than this boat!’

The group brought along Woody the Woodland View mascot; a squirrel designed for the home by 13-year-old Evie Pinder from Droitwich High School.

Eight smaller Woody’s, dubbed the ‘Woodettes’, have also been made and are on tour around Droitwich. The care home is inviting any local businesses, schools or community organisations to get in touch if they would like one of the Woodettes to visit.

Resident Evelyn Long, 91, enjoyed being ‘out and about’ in her hometown. She said,

“Being a Droitwich Spa lady, I used to walk these canals with my husband quite often. It brought back a lot of happy memories for me.”

Cindy Hawkins, the Home Manager at Woodland View said,

‘‘It’s really important to us to be able to take our residents on special day trips like this one. We always make sure our residents’ days are filled with opportunities to have fun, and do things they really enjoy doing. It’s a fundamental part of the care we provide.”

Woodland View are inviting the local community to their Open Week, running from 25th-30th July. Visitors will be able to look around the care home and speak to staff, while also enjoying live entertainment, a petting zoo, film showings, and refreshments.

The Open Week will end on Saturday 30th July with a fun-filled Summer Fayre, which is open to the general public for a day of family entertainment.

Woodland View, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home. It is welcoming new residents for short- and long-term placements with a unique inclusive fee to give peace of mind to residents and their families.

For more information, call 01905 917 358, email or visit or visit Follow Woodland View on Facebook to see more from the home.